Dog Surfing Championships to Be Held at Linda Mar Beach

Pooches of all shapes and sizes will be riding the waves and hanging paws at San Francisco's Linda Mar Beach Saturday for the first-ever World Dog Surfing Championship.

"The Dog's Guide to Surfing" author Kevin Reed organized the first dog surfing contest and has since launched a full-fledged sporting competition with annual surfing events.

While the talented canines will compete for the title of "World Surf Dog Champion," they will also be raising money for dog-related charities.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and surfing will go from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. before the winners are announced. A full schedule can be found online. 

Bay Area locals with aspiring surfing canines and $30 to spare, can secure a last-minute spot for the competition here. However, if your dog prefers to keep all four paws on solid ground, there is also an area on the website to sponsor a surfing dog or contribute to a partner charity. 

Until then, check out a few of the world's best canine wave riders expected to attend the inaugural event.

Abbie the Guinness Record Holder (Instagram: @abbiesurfs)

Brandy the Pug (Twitter: @Brandy_the_Pug)

Homer Henard with Skyler (Facebook Post by @nrbphoto)

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